the past is a weird place

Back in the mid-2000s online nerd culture seemed to revolve around three people: JK Rowling, Joss Whedon and George Lucas. Two were loved and one was hated. Now it’s twenty years later and Rowling is the de facto leader of an international hate group, Whedon is a well-known abuser of young women with probably no future left in the entertainment industry, and Lucas is… maybe not exactly beloved, but definitely well-thought of.

It’s fucking weird. Man, I wish I could tell my younger self she was right not to get too involved with Harry Potter fandom or trust the commentary in Buffy.